02:46AM, Tuesday 02 October 2012
Twyford has been named as one of the best places in the UK and Wales to bring up a family, according to a new survey.
The village's postcode RG10 came 17th in a family life poll which assessed factors such as crime levels, exam results and child care.
The Family Investments annual report analysed 2,400 postcodes across the UK and Wales.
Wokingham (RG41) came top of the list and Woodley (RG5) came second, making the borough one of the best areas in the UK to raise a family.
Gordon Storey, from the Twyford Village Partnership (TVP), said: "I just think it's fantastic for a small village like ours.
"Wokingham is top but it has the lot, leisure centres, libraries community centres, but Twyford is just a small village.
"To come 17th in the country is a very pleasant surprise."
David Lee, leader of Wokingham Borough Council, said: "I am delighted that Wokingham and Woodley have been recognised as the best places to raise a family.
"As the study says, our excellent schools, parks and green spaces, and low crime rates help Wokingham to be one of the best places in the country to live.
"This is a great endorsement of all those involved in education and making our streets safe but also a testimony to all our residents who help in making our borough such a great place.
"I am particularly pleased to see Woodley in second place which reflects our continuous investments in the area."
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